You are here

Lem Butler

 
Lem Butler
Wholesale Customer Support
Durham
919.450.8227

Former Southeast Regional Barista Champion Lem Butler is more than just a Barista Magazine cover boy: Throughout his career in specialty coffee, Lem has inspired countless other baristas and coffee-driven people with his professionalism and poise, both on stage in competition and in front of a classroom full of eager students. But probably the most important person he’s brought into the fold of delicious coffee is his wife, Sarah, who’s now in charge of the couple’s morning Aeropresses.

When he’s not showing new baristas the secrets behind creating “sexyfoam” or traveling to exotic locals with Sarah (and her Aeropress), he can occasionally be found spinning reggaeton, hip-hop, and house tunes as DJ Pez – and you will want to dance when he does.

Related Updates:
Thirty-six coffee professionals from around the country participated in the United States Barista Championships in Atlanta last weekend (April 14–17), a competition presented by the Specialty Coffee Association of America and the Barista Guild of America. Lemuel Butler, Counter Culture Coffee...
We were first introduced to the Durham Living Wage Project back in May during our 2015 Sustainable Spring event series. Our support team was asked to find businesses or organizations in their communities doing inspiring work in sustainability and invite them to speak at our training centers. Our...
In the last post, I talked about why I think reporting is so important and what we have planned for the future of our own reporting. As I dived into planning for the upcoming 2014 Transparency Report with our coffee and marketing teams this week, I was asked a really important question by both...
Expanding on the theme from my last post, I'd like to keep exploring the movement away from thinking about sustainability in coffee as a checklist of certifications and more as a process of movement along a continuum of continuous improvement. One aspect that's really appealing about the...
Congratulations to Woodberry Kitchen's Spike Gjerde for his 2015 James Beard Foundation Award for Best Chef: Mid-Atlantic! We work with some of the best restaurants in the country—restaurants run by folks who understand and appreciate the importance of quality coffee as an integral...